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Budding and flowering. First signs of vitality

brotación floración

In our Hoya de Cadenas and Casa Gallur estates, each year of its life, a vine records different phases that follow each other in a constant order and that, together, constitute the vine’s vegetative cycle. In a previous post we have already talked about the phase called “Crying” and in this post we are going […]

Vine Weeping: the phenological state that marks the beginning of a new stage

vine weeping

The vineyards of our latitude begin to show signs of activation with the sap sprouting from their pruning wounds Winter is key for the viticulture sector. After the harvest, the withering occurs, at which time the plant accumulates reserves to spend the winter. With the fall of the leaves, the winter rest stage begins, also […]

The vegetative rest of the vine

reposo vegetativo

Discover the importance of the current phenological state of our vineyards If you have walked in recent weeks through a wine-growing area in our latitude, surely many of you suggest a sad, desolate landscape, with completely deserted vineyards. A melancholic landscape far removed from any summer splendor. But do not be fooled! We are facing […]

The quality of the wine from the grape (grape maturity)


It is clear and everyone knows that without good grapes you cannot make wine. In this way, the Winemaking and Viticulture departments of Vicente Gandía wineries dedicate our best efforts to grow the property’s vineyards, determining the optimal harvest time and preparing our wines in a comprehensive way that allows us to obtain the highest […]

Garnacha Tintorera keeps a secret inside

Sometimes knowing where a variety comes from is difficult; there are times when the same variety has different names depending on where it is grown. The Garnacha Tintorera has a confusing origin and in this respect there are different opinions. Henri Bouschet in 1866 crossed the petit bouschet with the fleshy Grenache (in France it […]

Generación 1 Vicente Gandía made from the best

Generación 1 Vicente Gandía Grandes Añadas is a great wine, achieved thanks to the effort and the feeling that was put into its creation. This occasion required much of both, since it was about honouring the founder of the winery, Don Vicente Gandía. Sommeliers from all over Spain have collaborated in its production, contributing their […]

The evolution of the wine bottle since 1971

In 1971 Spain was going through times of change. Spain started to open up to the rest of the world, the Seat 124 Sport triumphed, “Un mundo nuevo” by Carina came second in the Eurovision Song Contest, Julio Iglesias and Isabel Presley were married in a wedding that flooded the pages of the magazines of […]